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When Will I Be Invited To Scribble On The Glass?

I have been a working adult for more than 20 years, and I’ve attended meetings at far more than my fair share of corporate headquarters, but to this day, I have never been invited to one of those meetings where people get to stand in front of glass and draw charts while people photograph them.

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Should Students Appreciate The Power Of The Dark Side?

The notebook you see below is sold in the school supply section of Target stores in The United States. It features Darth Vader and the message from him: “You underestimate the power of the Dark Side”.

Is this message:

A) immoral because it encourages children to appreciate the power of the Dark […]

What You Can Do That Google Can’t

This summer, Google bragged about its latest generation of server technology: “From Firehose, our first in-house datacenter network, ten years ago to our latest-generation Jupiter network, we’ve increased the capacity of a single datacenter network more than 100x. Our current generation — Jupiter fabrics — can deliver more than 1 Petabit/sec of total bisection bandwidth. […]

Can We Stamp Money Out Of Politics… With A Stamp?

The other day, when I looked at my change from the grocery store, one bill stood out in particular. It was a one dollar bill, and right next to the face of George Washington, there was printed, in red ink, the message: Stamp Money Out Of Politics: Amend The Constitution”. I’d never seen this message […]

In What Way Does A Killer Cyborg From Outer Space Fit With A Game That Introduces Children To Gambling?

Can you explain how killer cyborgs from outer space fit with a gambling gateway game for children? […]

Big Gods Followed Development of Big Societies, Rather Than Building Them, Suggests Cross Cultural Study

When theocratic politicians preach at us that we all have to believe in God, to prevent our own society from falling apart, they’re telling a just-so story. We live in a democracy. We set up our society ourselves. […]

Slicky Tricky Amazon Asks Shoppers To Buy BEFORE Its Big Prime Day Online Sale

At Amazon, you can shop now, while prices are still high, or pay for the privilege of discounts tomorrow, at the pay-to-save, membership-only sales tomorrow. So many ways to lose a lot of money! […]

The Weakness Of Email Marketing: Your Snake Oil Leaves A Slimy Record

The more politicians use this tactic, the less likely we are to pay attention when an urgent threat really does emerge. Like the boy who cried “wolf”, the politicians who cry “Nuclear Iran” have hurt their own cause, using cheap tactics to grab attention instead of holding serious language in reserve for when it is genuinely necessary. […]

Consuming Folklore of Crickets

People in Wadsworth, Ohio are drinking milkshakes thickened with cricket powder. What are the folkloric implications of this? […]

Is Everybody Really Doing Plastic Surgery? Do You Personally Know Anyone Who Is?

The cover of the issue of Time Magazine currently out on shelves would have us believe that plastic surgery is an everyday thing now, and everybody is getting it done.

The cover’s text is downright threatening: Nip. Tuck. Or Elese.

Everybody is getting plastic surgery done, says Time Magazine. I’m skeptical of this claim. […]

Ben Carson Warns Americans Not To Elect Him President

Why elect Ben Carson, if he doesn’t even aspire to something honorable in the Presidency? […]